On Immunity: An Inoculation

Eula Biss

On Immunity: An Inoculation

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Why do you need to get a flu shot every year? - Melvin Sanicas

Why we love this book:

In the midst of anti-vax panic, Eula Biss’ On Immunity serves as an antidote. Readers join Eula, a new mother herself, as she comes to understand that despite her efforts, she alone cannot protect her son from the ills of the world. However, as she persuasively asserts, if we can cast aside the illusion of separation, we’ll realize that a vaccine for one is a service to all. Steeped in fascinating historical, scientific, and mythological research, and peppered with Voltaire, Stoker, and Sontag references, it’s a well-supported, multi-angled argument that I’ve found useful in convincing friends to get flu shots.

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Rob Smith

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